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One victim in double shooting in Parkland neighborhood dies

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Investigators search for evidence after double shooting in Parkland neighborhood early June 8. Investigators search for evidence after double shooting in Parkland neighborhood early June 8.
Donald Mattingly Jr. died after he and another man were shot early June 8 as they left a concert. Donald Mattingly Jr. died after he and another man were shot early June 8 as they left a concert.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One of the victims in a shooting early Monday in west Louisville has died.

According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bob Jones, 36-year-old Donald Lee Mattingly was pronounced dead at University Hospital just before noon on Tuesday. 

Mattingly's family says he was a musician and rapper known as Donnie McFly and Wreck D Mic, and that he was prominent in Louisville's hip hop music scene.

We're told Mattingly's good friend, Henry Anderson Jr. -- also a local rapper known as Father Jah -- was shot too. He remains hospitalized.

Family members say the men were leaving a concert at a club when they were shot around 2 a.m. near 29th and Kentucky. 

"We want to celebrate his life," said Donald's brother, Stephen Mattingly. "Not his death. Celebrate with his music. The music lives on. And with his kids, his family. We want to celebrate. But it's only a half celebration because the killer is still on the loose. And that hurts me."

Mattingly's brother says he leaves behind seven kids. Anderson's family members told us Wednesday that he is in critical condition at University Hospital. Anderson has four children.

"It's a day by day process and it's a slow process," said Tracy Anderson, Henry's brother. "But he's fighting and as of right now, he's still holding on." 

Family members of both men say they still don't understand why this happened. 

"I know they had no ill wills towards anyone," Stephen Mattingly said. "There's not like, any gang beef or violence or anything like that. This was a senseless, stupid crime committed. For what?" 

Family members and police are asking anyone with information about who pulled the trigger to please come forward and call the LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673).

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